Weekend Events: Black History Month Family Celebration, Glass Artist Karen LaMonte, and the Zoo’s Wild Side Stage

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Friday, February 26: Artist Talk: Karen LaMonte

Glass artist Karen LaMonte—who American Art Museum visitors may know for her cast glass sculpture Reclining Dress Impression with Draperywill be discussing her work and the unique process she uses to create her sensuous glass garments. Free, American Art Museum, 5:30 PM

Saturday, February 27: Black History Month Family Day Celebration

Because of the unfortunate bout of wintry weather we had here in DC earlier this month, the Black History Month Family Day has been rescheduled for today! Featured activities include:

• 11 AM-2 PM: Family Activity: Create a cut-out genealogy book led by artist Carol Barton

• 11:30 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM: "Join the Student Sit-Ins," an award-winning interactive theatrical presentation

• 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM: The musical program "Sing for Freedom," which celebrates the role of freedom songs in the Civil Rights movement

• 1-1:30 PM: Andrea Pinkney signs copies of her children's book Sit-In

• 1:30 PM: The puppet show Can You Spell Harlem?

Free. American History Museum, 11:00 AM-5:30 PM

Sunday, February 28: Wild Side Stage

Ideal for persons ages 4 and older, this installment of the National Zoo’s Wild Side Stage series features the storytelling talents of Antonio Rocha. Let him draw you into a magical world filled with furry friends. Tickets may be purchased at any National Zoo store ahead of time or online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be sold at the door; however, please be advised that only a limited number of tickets will be available. National Zoo, 11:00 AM. This concert repeats today at 1:00 PM.

About Jesse Rhodes

Jesse Rhodes is an editorial assistant for Smithsonian magazine. Before he became an editorial assistant, Jesse worked at the Library of Congress Publishing Office, where he was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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